If you remain supernaturally suspicious of summer sleep away camps, consider joining me for a little ninja night school with the famous Ninja Dad dad who promises to teach you the power of invisibility in five easy-ish steps.
British ninja Dad Ken Andre teaches his own ninja style around the world both online and in-person and has been featured on many popular television shows.
Andre is famous for many things – from inventing his own personal brand of Ninja training inspired by a popular Asian demon, Tengu-jutsu, to his unparalleled mastery of the whisper-shout to his unshakeable belief that most if not all words beginning with the letter S Should be capitalized.
But the one thing that interests me above all others at this point in my quest to hunt the Shadow Hunters Sue and Tim, is of course the power of the Shadow AKA the power of invisibility. I figure one night class with Ken is all that I will need to sneak up on those sneaky Shadow seekers. Here is what Ninja Dad promises to teach me:
Tengujutsu Five Step Plan To Invisibility
1. Approach a well-lit area
Okay well this is starting to sound more complicated than I first hoped…
“Approaching a well-lit area actually helps conceal you within your environment,” says Ninja dad mysteriously here on his website.
2. Use your five senses and sixth sense locked with the seventh Presence to visualize with feelings the end result.
I’m going to have a couple of questions about the seventh Presence. Is this the Tengu part? Anyway the rest of it seems clear enough…
“Pick a goal point in the distance and possible shadowed steps along your path,” Andrew says. “Don’t think about the what if or the hows.”
3. Move towards your next concealment point within a Shadow while remaining aware and focused on intuition and your environment.
Andre advises using your environment to break up your shape with shadows,making sure that you maximize your belief and confidence along the way.
4. Move with the sound of the elements.
Now this is some really sound advice….
Andre advises you to move with the natural sounds like the wind, waves or the barking of dogs over human sounds which actually draw rather than divert attention.
5. Remain in the present moment*
Ninja dad says most people walk around in the past or the future, completely ignoring the present moment. As a ninja, you will learn to master the art of remaining in the present moment and thus being invisible to all.
*Unless you are a time traveller in which case, just jump to the time and place you want to inhabit…
I’m signing up for one of his night classes right now. If his teaching is as good as I think, here’s hoping to NOT see you there!
And if I don’t not see you there, maybe I’ll see you in Texas, on June 26, 27 and 28th where I promise to be practicing the 7th Presence and remaining fully visible in the moment at the awesome Austin Webfest.